Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2013, 07:09   #1
Registered User
 
DucksDelight's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Great Lakes Thriller

Howdy all,

I'm a Michigander and proud owner of a 70-73 MacGregor Venture 15' cat.

She needs love and work, but we should be on the lakes by fall.
__________________

__________________
DucksDelight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 00:18   #2
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Great Lakes Thriller

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new (to you) boat. have a great summer and know you'll become addicted...
__________________

__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 09:29   #3
Registered User
 
DucksDelight's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks loads!

I'm in the process of getting her ready. She has been in storage for years but is in good shape.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130611_112906.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	137.1 KB
ID:	62322  
__________________
DucksDelight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 12:58   #4
Registered User
 
courageous cat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: michigan
Boat: g-cat 5. m
Posts: 156
Images: 1
Re: Great Lakes Thriller

welcome aboard. good looking boat, you'll should have some fun on that.
I'm in Oakland co. mi.
let the sailing season begin
__________________
courageous cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 18:56   #5
Registered User
 
DucksDelight's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Re: Great Lakes Thriller

I have the canvas deck to replace and some work on the sails to make them ready for season. I'm hoping to get it all done in time this year....

Oh....almost forgot....

I'm getting a hold of a stripped off camper frame for the trailer. Small pop-up size for a good price. Then I don't have to carry it 25 miles to the lake.

I'm in Saginaw County
__________________
DucksDelight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 20:40   #6
Registered User
 
Sailtexas's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Boat: Lord Nelson 41' Cutter
Posts: 93
Images: 4
Send a message via Skype™ to Sailtexas
Welcome to the forum! I love Michigan! I've done a little sailing out of Harbor Springs, so beautiful...enjoy your new boat!
__________________
Regards,

Dan
s/v Orion
Sailtexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-06-2013, 13:07   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Re: Great Lakes Thriller

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Looks like a fun boat project. Are most the parts and pieces there?
You'll get tired of holding the mast up like that after awhile. Just kiddin'.
kind regards,
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-06-2013, 09:27   #8
Registered User
 
DucksDelight's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
Everything is here. Some things are in need of attention or replacement, so its fun.

I'm replacing the deck canvas with a design more suitable for our Michigan weather. The origional locked into the frame so it would not come off without taking her apart again. So I'm looking for a sheet 6'x8' that I will make removable.

I have a little work on the jib, and she's ready.
__________________

__________________
DucksDelight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:51.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.